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Wed Dec 16, 2020, 03:03 PM

When UI extension looks to be had, this is the second time a threat comes to vote it down because

there is not a 1200 check for all, by first an Independent and now it sounds like a Democratic congresswoman. If I am wrong, please let me know because for me, this is harsh.

Two weeks before being kicked off UI, in winter with a spike from a pandemic, I am struggling to get an hold of unemployment to talk to a person. I have not been able to talk to a person on the phone for on and off, 9 months. Started calling again this morning. I found out that I have one more ui employment payment before I have used up the Dec 26 extension, which is really not even that. I, along with many, thought this PUI would take us to Dec 26, until I did the math. I does not. We find out a couple weeks into Dec we will not make the deadline. Not that we can talk to anyone to get any answers, and we sit here wondering, what now? We see that finally we may get that extension of UI days, DAYS from when it needs to happen, but we will be kicked off a week or a couple days before Dec 26.

Does that kill our claim?

And while I am attempting to learn this process, having never used this in my lifetime, without anyone giving me info or the ability to ask questions and fucking educate myself, I am seeing three threads cheering Sanders and now AOC not voting to extend UI because they want the 12oo for all.

In two weeks millions, 12 million or so, so plural, millions of people will no longer have UI, a job or a possibility for a job, no fault of ours but the irresponsible handling from the Republicans and Trump, again no fault of mine, and I am reading here cheers AOC said she may vote against.

Am I wrong for seeing this as a pretty huge betrayal, right before Christmas, before our democratic party has even gotten in? I mean, we still haven't even voted Georgia senate and this feels like such a betrayal to me. How can/should I see this?

And if anyone knows anything about UI, I was going to start a thread here so we can get informed, cause really... We have no means. And the days Sanders or AOC fuck with this, the days before I will hear anything from my state officials who really want to help me. You know the actual Liberals in the Democratic Party. I a on all their sites and lucky to have Gov Brown and Sen Merkley. And City of Eugene and Mayor. Everyone is waiting to help me.

We are waiting on the bill Sanders and AOC, hearts palpitating, literally, in stress.

Happy Christmas all. I am seeing lots of lights. Not a lot of families so we really are putting up the outside show. Our community seems to really be getting in to waking the neighborhoods all bundled up, cheering the lights. About all we have.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 03:07 PM

1. Voting no on this would hurt our campaign in Georgia

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 03:10 PM

2. It only needs 218 House votes and 51 Senate votes to pass.

Since Yertle and the WH have signed on there will be plenty of Rs who will vote yes. AOC and Sanders will get to vote their principles without endangering passage.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 08:58 PM

9. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 03:14 PM

3. Thinks it's time to provide help for people. Everyone, even GOPers, have acknowledged more will be

 

needed later.

$300 a week for Federal enhanced benefits (plus state benefits) is not as good as $600 a week, but it's better than nothing.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 05:56 PM

8. I agree. And needs to be done now. We are counting days, not weeks or months.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 03:16 PM

4. You hit the nail right on the head.

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Response to William769 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 04:29 PM

5. Thank you because after months I am now waiting days to find out how poor I will be next month.

All my adult life I have planned better than waiting days to see where I would financially be two weeks from now. Isn't it crazy. And people, democrats, cheering and applauding my destruction, say what? Hyperbole? I think not.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 04:35 PM

6. Bernie spoke out in favor of the $600 today although of course he prefers the original $1200

I saw him interviewed earlier today where he was very supportive of the compromise in order to get relief out ASAP.

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Response to wishstar (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 16, 2020, 04:50 PM

7. Well yea, because last Monday he said he would vote against the bill if it did not have a 1200

for all regardless of millions being kicked off UI. This week he was fighting for a separate bill without a mention or concern for the UI.

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